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Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 MB + 1GB Twinx 3200XL 2225 mem (v1.1)

chris pana

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AMD 64 3500+ 939 (w/TT Pipe101 and 9cm UFO cooling fan)

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 MB (F6 bios)

1GB Twinx 3200XL 2225 mem (v1.1)

Asus 256MB X800XT PE

Thermaltake Tsunami with 560W TT Powersupply (w/active PFC)

M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 soundcard

2 x Seagate 160GB Barracuda SATA (Raid 0)





Been having this memory issue for some time now. Last night took the cake though. Almost every reboot bluescreen and random restarts. Video card is shuddering etc. and it's getting rather scarey. I have not changed anything since the night before as a few days earlier upgraded bios to F6 for this board witbout a hitch.


Timings have always been at 2-2-2-5 (1T) and have been performing quite well up until last night. I ran a memtest and it failed on the top end of the first dimm. I read a post in this forum regarding a similar setup except he had a MSI board and apparently had something due to the Dimm's being too close together and radiating a lot of heat (as they do). After 2-3 RMA he managed to get them working and he noted they were v1.2 of the memory.


I'm in Australia and would like to know the best way at sorting this out. I have contacted the vendor and they are replacing the memory no probs, but, i'd like to know if it is infact that problem or something else.


Also to note that I run the dimms in sockets 3+4 as it seems much stabler in them.


Tried with top performance off, and no errors although the only thing this does is overclock the HTT by 13mhz and mem by a small margin thus a slightly higher clock speed. This memory is designed to deal with much faster timings. anyway enough rambling from me. Please help Ram guy i'm getting desperate.


Chris Pana

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With this MB I would suggest you set the Rass to Cass to "3" so I would set these timings and then set the Dim Voltage to +.2 Volts:

CAS Latency CL=2.0

Row Cycle Time tRC Bios Default

Row Refresh Cyc Time tRFC Bios Default

Ras# to CAS# delay tRCD 3

Row to Row delay Bios Default

Min Ras# Active Time tRAS 11

Row Precharge Time tRP 2

Write Recovery Time Bios Default

Write to Read delay Bios Default

Read to Write Delay Bios Default

Refresh Period tREF Bios Default

Enable 2T Timing Disabled

Then test the system with http://www.memtest.org and make sure it's stable! If you have problems, I would set Enable 2T Timings to AUTO and test it again!

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